Episode 5: Alyson Cambridge, Operatic Soprano/Runner & Fitness Enthusiast


Operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge has had a lot of laudatory adjectives thrown her way — radiant, powerful, revelatory are just a few. Add to the list: fit. A dedicated runner and strength trainer, she adheres to a consistent workout and wellness plan geared to make her a strong, healthy and resilient performer.

She started singing when she was 12 and debuted at the Metropolitan Opera at 24. She has appeared with numerous opera companies and stepped out on Broadway last year in Rocktopia, a mash-up of classic rock and classical, where her endurance — which allowed her to hit an expansive range show after show after show — didn’t go unnoticed.

We chatted with the award-winning singer, who lives in New York, about her love affair with running, how she strategizes her sleep and nutrition for peak performance energy, why she refuses to be too precious about taking care of her voice and what goals she has her sights on in the opera world and beyond.

On Alyson’s workout playlists:
Upbeat pop, EDM, techno
“Too Close,” Alex Clare
“I Dare You,” The xx
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande

Follow Alyson on Instagram @alysoncambridge and Twitter @AlysonCambridge.
Visit her website alysoncambridge.com for upcoming performance dates and more. Check out her newest album, Sisters in Song (Cedille) — a collection of operatic duets done with fellow award-winning soprano Nicole Cabell — here.

About Alyson Cambridge
American soprano Alyson Cambridge, hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News), is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her more than a decade of successes on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Opera Berlin and Vienna Konzerthaus. Her debut album, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, a song-cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews.

As part of her personal mission, and with a strong desire to give back and make an impact beyond the traditional confines of the theater, Cambridge lends her time and talent to charities and causes close to her heart, including The Fresh Air Fund, Sing for Hope, The Humane Society, K9s for Warriors, Hope For Hearts Foundation and the American Red Cross.


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